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Why is it so easy to help others...

Saturday, July 06, 2013

But when it comes to taking care of myself I have fallen desperately short.? I like myself...I really do. But I've never been much of a people pleaser. I'm more the type who wants to please God. But I find myself in a boat now that demands that I start taking care of myself and to be completely honest...I'm not sure I know how. Old habits die hard. I was a teenage single mom ( I think that's where this stems from). To survive I always had to put my kids first. My clothes always had holes in them. Now that they are clothes still have holes in them. I have a wonderful supportive husband who would do anything for me, and I don't take care of myself for him. I seriously need help. Someone smack me out of this! emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 7/8/2013 4:18PM

    You aren't alone with this problem!! I have this same issue and I know my mom does!!

The Scripture does say "Love your neighbor as you love yourself" but many of us struggle with truly loving and taking care of ourselves as we ought to. We don't want to be accused of bring a conceited person, taking it to the extreme in a vain form of self-love.

But this is a safe place to learn that proper balance ...

Welcome to the journey!


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DEBTEVELDAHL 7/7/2013 8:54AM

    You've come to the right place to "find" yourself and learn how to treat yourself right. The Spark People will have tons of resources for you to explore as you gain deeper insight. Just remember to be kind to yourself first and foremost. Once you can be kind to yourself the rest will follow. Do you journal at all? It can be very helpful to keep a journal celebrating the journey. It not only allows you to help get rid of the negative, it provides you with a road map of your successes and triumphs. Blogging will help with that too. I wish you great success with your goals. Take care and God bless, Deb

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DWROBERGE 7/7/2013 6:37AM

    Keep focused for success.

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TXPATRIOT 7/7/2013 12:42AM

    Knowing that you need to change is half the battle.

I understand wanting to please God and everyone else, but you need to take care of yourself if you want to continue taking care of them.

Best wishes on your health journey. May God help you turn that corner.


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JO88BAKO 7/6/2013 11:19PM

    You said it. The kids are grown and your clothes have holes. It's time for you to take care of yourself. You earned it, you deserve it, you can do it!!

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